What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative, or prosthodontic, dentistry is the process of repairing or replacing bad teeth in order to restore the mouth to a preferred state. This means there are multiple procedures, such as using fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, and partial dentures that fall under the category of restorative dentistry.
But no matter the procedure conducted, the main goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve the natural teeth as much as possible. When teeth are simply pulled and there is nothing to replace the void left, the remaining teeth have to work harder to pick up the slack from the missing teeth. This is why it is important to use dental implants, partial dentures, etc. if teeth must be removed.
Are You a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?
If you have teeth needing repair or removal, then yes, you are a candidate. But there are a few other factors that tie in. First, it is imperative you meet with a dentist to discuss your options. Again, it is the first priority with restorative dentistry to repair teeth rather than remove them. Scheduling a visit with the dentist can clarify just how extensive the work you need will be. Second, depending on the complexity of the work done, you do need to be healthy enough for the procedure.
Another factor to consider is price. The amount will vary depending on the extent of the work needed, and unfortunately most dental insurance plans will not cover restorative dentistry. But, some medical insurances will cover, depending on the reason the procedure is needed. This is why it is so important to find out exactly what you need to have done. And at South Charlotte Dentistry, we are waiting to meet with you and discuss your options.